Heavy industrial land under siege in boomtown Kelowna

By John McDonald
InfoTel News Ltd
October 17, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

KELOWNA – New visitors to Kelowna are often surprised to see a large-scale industrial operation — the Tolko lumber mill — sitting right beside the picturesque downtown core. If anything shatters the image of Kelowna’s postcard waterfront, it’s the full-size log yard, drying kilns and large log booms floating just offshore, and more than a few visitors have asked, “why don’t they just get rid of it?” Getting rid of it is complicated, first off by the hard fact the city can’t normally force a property owner to sell their land and secondly, by the fact it likes that big chunk of industrial land right where it is.

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